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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1941.101
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. ( 57.2 x 61.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the key: " THE GLORIOUS VICTORY OF NEW ORLEANS/ Gained by the Americans under General Jackson, over the British,/ under General Packenham, 7th of January 1815./ EXPLANATION/ A. The City of New Orleans/ B. The River Mississippi/ C. ..." printe
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief of battles from the War of 1812; central image of the Battle of New Orleans; four corner vignettes of naval victories; four side images, two of naval battles, battle at Fort Moreal, and a key to the central image at bottom; printed in sepia ink on a white ground.
Bibliography: 

Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group